Posts tagged ‘women’s issues’

July 26, 2012

Taliban Plus

Taliban Plus is how an editor of a women’s magazine in India described Indian mentality towards women.  In fact she goes on to declare Indian mentality as worse than the Taliban as at least with the Taliban you know where you stand.

This outrage at Indian society’s attitude towards women has been drawn into the spotlight once more

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May 23, 2012

My Daughter, My Property

The on-going trial of the alleged honour killing of Shafilea Ahmed and evidence given by her younger sister is a chilling reminder of what can happen to girls and women in the name of culture or religion, particularly those from a South Asian background.

Demonstrating the utterly shocking nature of this ‘cultural’ practice, the UK Forced Marriages Unit dealt with a case involving a girl who was only five years old and another of a woman who was eighty-seven! 

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May 3, 2011

Misplaced Love Actually

Dear Diary,

After reading one of today’s newspapers, I had a chilling thought.  What happens if someone falls in love with you and it’s not reciprocated? Two unfortunate women in India found out: one was beheaded and the other was doused in kerosene and died in hospital, her mother also murdered by the same vengeful man.

I tell others of stories like this not as a side-show spectacle

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